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22 March 2022by buononaturale

Our ORGANIC Soy mayonnaise received the Gold (“Excellent Taste”) medal at the 2022 Mediterranean Taste Awards held in London, UK, between February and March 2022.

This is our second award in less than six months, since TUTTOFOOD 2021, when buononaturale was selected by Fiera Milano SpA as a finalist of the “Innovation” category at the Better Future Award in Milan, Italy, for its newest line of classic Italian sauce recipes reformulated to be both organic and vegan.

These are promising results demonstrating how a more innovative sustainable decision (as translating into the ingredients list and production method behind our ORGANIC vegan sauce line) can adequately synthesize the two qualities every modern consumer is looking for in their food: good taste and greater sustainability.

Along with our successful participation in a frontline contest for the international Food&Beverage industry, buononaturale has also embarked on other ambitious projects in these early months of 2022. In barely three months, we have launched virtual stores on four of Europe’s F&B industry’s favorite online platforms: two BtoB markeplaces that tens of thousands of specialized European and global retailers rely upon for their procurement (Faire.com and Ankorstore.com); another BtoB marketplace for French restaurateurs (Metro France); and, finally, a BtoC platform owned by the massive Carrefour group and aggregating France’s biggest organic food enthusiasts (Greenweez.fr).

We want to thank all of those who contributed to transforming these first three months of 2022 into a milestone on our journey toward a prevailing wholesome, balanced eating lifestyle. We look forward to seeing you at the next major international trade show of the Food&Beverage industry, Fira de Barcelona’s ALIMENTARIA, which will be held in Barcelona from Monday, April 4 to Thursday, April 7. Come to visit us in Hall P2, Level 0, Street E, at booth #500-15, where we were selected by the Italian Government to exhibit in the Italian Pavilion.

SPOILER ALERT: On April 4, as the first work-Monday of the month but the day on which the ALIMENTARIA trade show begins, we will not broadcast the seventh episode of our latest cooking miniseries, “The Chef’s Corner.” Stay tuned for another breathtaking episode to travel the world with us, fair after fair.


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27 July 2022by buononaturale

This summer, buononaturale arrives on American shores. In collaboration with Talia di Napoli, we have launched a kit of three 100% Italian toppings for pizzas and more.

From today, the Talia by buononaturale toppings are available for online purchase all over the United States. Just navigate to Talia’s website and add to your cart either the toppings kit or one or more toppings in combination with a Talia pizza for just $5 a jar.

We are talking about three unique Italian products, natural or from organic farming, preserved in 100% glass jars:

  1. Natural Acacia honey with black summer truffle (click here for the product page);
  2. Organic hot Calabrian chili in oil (click here for the product page);
  3. Organic sundried tomatoes in olive oil (click here for the product page).

What are you waiting for… add the Talia by buononaturale toppings kit to your cart so you can garnish your pizzas or other bases.

Who is Talia di Napoli? Find them in Forbes or on Fox Business. They aim to bring the authentic artisanal Neapolitan pizza to the tables of American families, directly from the ovens of their pizzeria in Campania. Their pizzas are prepared following the ancient Neapolitan recipe, cooked in a wood oven, and then cryogenically frozen in a liquid-nitrogen refrigeration tunnel that “puts them to sleep,” preserving all the properties of the initial product.


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28 June 2022by buononaturale

Among this year’s developments, buononaturale arrives in Germany. Our organic products are now available throughout Germany, via the MrGusto online platform, which specializes in exclusive Italian delicatessens and wines.

Access our store on MrGusto at the following link.

With our partnership with MrGusto we, thus, continue to make progress in the online community. In barely six months, we have launched virtual stores on four of Europe’s F&B industry’s favorite online platforms: two BtoB markeplaces that tens of thousands of specialized European and global retailers rely upon for their procurement (Faire.com and Ankorstore.com); another BtoB marketplace for French restaurateurs (Metro France); and, finally, a BtoC platform owned by the massive Carrefour group and aggregating France’s biggest organic food enthusiasts (Greenweez.fr).

Another current event is our landing on the American continent, North and South, through the Hispanic Retail Chamber of Commerce (“HRCOC”). Read our press release here, on Diario Retail, the HRCOC communication arm. The Chamber’s mission is “to be the voice of US Hispanic Retail businesses and represent their interests and priorities to government and in the media…” and “serving members of every size and retail sector (supermarkets, food & beverages distributors…).” Watch our entry interview on the network channels.


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8 June 2022by buononaturale

From October 22 through October 26, Milan hosted the 2021 edition of the TUTTOFOOD international trade, a cornerstone event in Italy and around the world for excellence and innovation in the Food&Beverage industry. TUTTOFOOD 2021 took place simultaneously with HostMilano and MEAT-TECH, the event dedicated to technological advances for meat processing and ready meals.

The end result was astonishing, especially considering the two years of closure due to the pandemic: Over 150,000 visitors, far more than the over 82,000 registered in the previous edition of 2019; over 1,400 exhibiting companies, of which 433 from abroad representing 43 countries.

At buononaturale, we experienced a very lively stand in Hall 14, # A43. What is more, our line of organic vegan sauces was showcased in Hall 6 (booth M23) as a finalist in the “Innovation” category of the Better Future Award, organized by Fiera Milano SpA. Over the five-day event, our team met over 500 guests, cooked over 100 original recipes, and showcased over 90 unique Italian specialties. Our Chef Ambassador Vincenzo Squarciafico, who boasts twenty years of experience in Russia and around the world, delighted visitors with his innovative remakes of traditional Italian dishes. The key principles of our brand were at the heart of each recipe, which relied exclusively on buononaturale products: the elegant naturalness of a country with over 3,000 years of history, the stupefying result of innovation carried out also with eye on simplicity and rapidity.

We want to thank all of those who contributed to transforming this five-day trade show into a milestone on our journey toward a prevailing wholesome, balanced eating lifestyle. We look forward to seeing you at the next major international trade show of the Food&Beverage industry, The Specialty Food Festival, which will be held in Dubai from Sunday, November 7 to Tuesday, November 9. Come to visit us in the Zabeel Hall of the Dubai World Trade Center, at booth # Z4 F51 8, where we were selected by the Italian Government to exhibit in the Italian Pavilion.

SPOILER ALERT: Today, as the first Monday of November, we will broadcast the second episode of our latest cooking miniseries, “The Chef’s Corner,” with the aim of taking you around the world with us, fair after fair. We will continue our journey at CIBUS 2021, with another breathtaking episode.


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8 June 2022by buononaturale

This September, we accompanied our partner Transgourmet France on a spectacular tour of France, for two of the most prestigious trade shows in the industry.

From 11 to 13 September, we were present with our high-quality Italian specialties (starting from our semi-artisanal pasta) on the Transgourmet France booth for the 16th edition of the Omnivore Food Festival, held at the Parc Floral de Paris. During this three-day event, the stand hosted some of the most prominent personalities in our industry, starting with the legendary chef Alain Ducasse.

From 23 to 27 September, we visited our partner at Sirha in Lyon, on booths C and D 72 in Hall 2. Here, we witnessed another landmark event of this 2021, the victory of the Italian team in the Pastry World Cup (“Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie”). The team, made up of three well-known pastry chefs (chocolate specialist Massimo Pica, sugar specialist Lorenzo Puca, and gelato specialist Andrea Restuccia), won Italy its third gold in the food Olympics.

We look forward to seeing you at the TUTTOFOOD international trade show, which will be held in Milan from 22 to 26 October. Come and visit us in Hall 14 at Booth #A43.

SPOILER ALERT: Follow us to find out more about The Chef’s Corner. Every first Monday of the month, starting from 4 October 2021, we will broadcast our latest cooking miniseries, “The Chef’s Corner,” with the aim of taking you around the world with us, fair after fair, city after city. We will take off from Parma, Italy, where the first in-person trade show of the year took place this past August, with a series of breathtaking episodes.


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12 January 2022by buononaturale

buononaturale’s alternative tomato sauces, exquisitely vegan, are now also available in Singapore. Seek them out!

Under the guidance of Chef Vincenzo Squarciafico, this episode is meant to show you (culinary) tricks to customize century-old hearty recipes from across the Italian peninsula to modern needs: speed, simplicity, quality, aesthetics. In other words, be ready to savor the Italian Dolce Vita without renouncing other aspects of your life.

Today’s masterpiece: Pan-fried thyme-scented red mullet garnished with tomatoes and soya sprouts.

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INGREDIENTS for 2 portions:

  • buononaturale Tomato sauce with soia;
  • buononaturale Pistachio pesto;
  • buononaturale Soy mayonnaise;
  • 2 whole small red mullets;
  • 1 small bunch of fresh parsley and thyme;
  • 1 clove of fresh garlic;
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, sunflower oil, salt, and black pepper to taste.
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PROCEDURE:
  1. Chop fresh parsley leaves and put them in a small bowl;
  2. Add olive oil and pepper and mix everything;
  3. Fillet the red mullets and add salt;
  4. Add olive oil and a crushed garlic clove to a pan;
  5. Sauté at low temperature in another pan the buononaturale Tomato sauce with soia and leave it to thicken for 10 minutes;
  6. Cook the red mullet fillets for 6 minutes;
  7. Aromatize the fillets with rosemary or fresh thyme;
  8. Plate up starting with the buononaturale Tomato sauce with soia;
  9. Remove your fillets from the pan and lay them over absorbent paper;
  10. Decorate with the buononaturale Soy mayonnaise;
  11. Add the buononaturale Pistachio pesto to the fleshy inside of the red mullet fillets;
  12. Finish up with some fresh parsley in olive oil.

Buon Appetito!


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12 January 2022by buononaturale

buononaturale’s alternative tomato sauces, exquisitely vegan, are now also available in Singapore. Seek them out!

Under the guidance of Chef Vincenzo Squarciafico, this episode is meant to show you (culinary) tricks to customize century-old hearty recipes from across the Italian peninsula to modern needs: speed, simplicity, quality, aesthetics. In other words, be ready to savor the Italian Dolce Vita without renouncing other aspects of your life.

Today’s masterpiece: Linguine with seitan, tomato sauce, and mozzarella.

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INGREDIENTS for 2 portions:

  • buononaturale Linguine;
  • buononaturale Tomato sauce with seitan;
  • buononaturale Dried tomatoes in oil;
  • 100g fiordilatte mozzarella cheese;
  • 1 bunch of basil leaves;
  • 1 small shallot;
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, salt, and black pepper to taste.

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PROCEDURE:

  1. Cook the buononaturale Linguine in boiling salted water;
  2. Julienne the buononaturale Dried tomatoes and the shallot;
  3. Dice the “fior di latte” mozzarella over absorbent paper;
  4. Sauté in oil the buononaturale Dried tomatoes along with the shallot and add in the buononaturale Tomato sauce with seitan;
  5. Drain the Linguine and stir-fry them in a pan with your sauce, after adding some fresh basil leaves;
  6. Garnish your plate with the diced fiordilatte mozzarella and basil.

Buon Appetito!


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12 January 2022by buononaturale

buononaturale’s tomato-based sauces are also available in Singapore!

In the tradition of our Eat Like Italians cooking miniseries, we will show possible ways of customizing century-old hearty recipes from across the Italian peninsula to modern needs: speed, simplicity, quality, aesthetics. Let us start off by combining Southern Italy’s baking and cooking traditions in a lovely: Lentil soup with cannolo of paccheri stuffed with capers, olives and mashed potatoes.

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INGREDIENTS for 2 portions:

  • buononaturale Soup with lentils and tomato;
  • buononaturale Paccheri;
  • buononaturale Capers in sea salt;
  • buononaturale Black olive paté;
  • 100g potatoes (1 large red potato);
  • 1 clove of fresh garlic;
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, oregano, salt, and black pepper to taste.

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PROCEDURE:

  1. Cook 2 pieces of the buononaturale Paccheri and 1 potato in boiling salted water;
  2. Add olive oil to a pan;
  3. Crush a clove of garlic and add it to the pan;
  4. When cooked, remove the Paccheri and the potato from the water;
  5. Peel the boiled potato;
  6. Crush the peeled potato with a fork for a minute;
  7. Add the buononaturale Black olive paté and Capers to the crushed potato;
  8. Mix together using a fork;
  9. Stuff the Paccheri with your potato mix;
  10. Finish sautéing the garlic clove in olive oil for 4 minutes;
  11. Heat up the buononaturale Soup with lentils and tomato at low temperature for 8-10 minutes;
  12. Add olive oil to another pan;
  13. Crush and sauté a clove of garlic;
  14. Pan-fry the stuffed Paccheri in oil for 4 minutes;
  15. Add salt and black pepper to taste to your lentil soup;
  16. Add oregano to taste to the stuffed Paccheri;
  17. Remove the garlic clove from the lentil soup;
  18. Plate up your course starting from the soup;
  19. Add the cannolo to it;
  20. Decorate with oregano and a drizzle of olive oil.

Buon Appetito!


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10 January 2022by buononaturale

Chef For A Day – Episode 5: Cod fillet au gratin with pistachio pesto accompanied by a side dish of tomatoes and olive cream.

The monthly #chefforaday appointment with Chef Vincenzo Squarciafico is back. There are plenty of ways to combine buononaturale’s products with fish. We believe that Chef Vincenzo Squarciafico has hit the mark with this recipe. To learn how to become #chefforaday just watch this video. Share this amazing recipe and let us know your thoughts.

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INGREDIENTS for 2 portions:

  • 50g buononaturale Pistachio pesto;
  • 50g buononaturale Black olive patè;
  • 20g buononaturale Capers in oil;
  • 2 cod fillets;
  • 1 beaten egg;
  • Breadcrumbs to taste;
  • 1 tomato and 1 clove of garlic;
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, salt, and parsley to taste.

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PROCEDURE:

  1. Dip the cod fillets in a beaten egg;
  2. Coat the fillets with plenty of breadcrumbs;
  3. Fry an unpeeled garlic clove in extra-virgin olive oil;
  4. Cook the fillets in the same pan for 5 minutes on each side;
  5. Cut the tomato into cubes and add fresh parsley;
  6. Season the cod directly in the pan with salt and pepper;
  7. Dress the tomato salad with the buononaturale Black olive patè and Capers in oil;
  8. Create a bed of the buononaturale Pistachio pesto;
  9. Serve the cod with the tomato salad;
  10. Decorate your dish with a drizzle of oil.

Enjoy your meal, Chef For A Day!


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10 January 2022by buononaturale

Chef For A Day – Episode 4: Soup on a bed of creamy chickpeas and aromatized croutons.

Let’s inaugurate this 2021 on a positive note: a quick, juicy and, above all, healthy recipe is coming your way. Your monthly #chefforaday appointment with chef Vincenzo Squarciafico is back. A winter dish guaranteed to warm your heart and ignite your imagination. To learn how to become #chefforaday just watch this three-minute video. Share this amazing recipe and let us know your thoughts.

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INGREDIENTS for 2 portions:

  • 300g buononaturale Boiled chickpeas;
  • 100g fresh champignon mushrooms;
  • 1/2 white onion, 1 carrot, and 1 clove of garlic;
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper to taste;
  • 100g of stretched bacon;
  • Fresh rosemary;
  • 1 baguette;
  • Vegetable broth to taste.

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PROCEDURE:

  1. Pour an half jar of the buononaturale Boiled chickpeas into a pan;
  2. Add a bit of rosemary, pepper, salt and vegetable broth;
  3. Blend the cooking result after 5 minutes;
  4. Brown 4/5 slices of stretched bacon in a pan until crispy;
  5. Cut onion and garlic into cubes;
  6. Cut the champignon mushrooms into wedges;
  7. Cut the carrots into a crescent;
  8. Cut 2 slices of bacon into julienne strips;
  9. Add garlic, onion and bacon to the pan with a drizzle of oil;
  10. Add the buononaturale Boiled chickpeas;
  11. Add the carrots, mushrooms and pepper;
  12. Add a ladle of vegetable broth and a handful of parsley;
  13. Cook for 10 minutes;
  14. Cut the baguette into thin croutons;
  15. Let the cooking continue to brown the croutons in a pan;
  16. Scrape half a clove of garlic on the still hot croutons;
  17. In a deep dish add the chickpeas cream obtained;
  18. Add the cooked chickpeas with mushrooms and bacon to the center of the cream;
  19. Decorate the plate with slices of crispy bacon and a drizzle of oil.

Enjoy your meal, Chef For A Day!